Norica, a distinguished Spanish air rifle manufacturer, has been at the forefront of the airgun industry for over a century. Established in 1917 in Eibar, Spain, Norica has built its reputation on a solid foundation of quality, innovation, and tradition. This profile aims to outline the history and key components that have contributed to Norica’s prominence as a key global business in the competitive realm of airgun manufacturing.

Norica was founded in the early 20th century, a period when Spain’s industrial capabilities were expanding. Eibar, the town where Norica was established, is renowned for its long-standing tradition in the manufacture of  firearms and bladed weapons, which provided a fertile ground for the company’s inception and growth. Over the decades, Norica has evolved from a small workshop to a leading global manufacturer, adeptly blending traditional craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques.  This evolution reflects Norica’s capacity to adapt to changing market demands while preserving the quality and performance that customers expect from their air rifles.

Eibar, in the heart of Spain’s Basque Country, has a long and storied armament production history. The  first documented evidence of weapon manufacturing in Eibar underscores the town’s historical significance in the global armaments industry. The commission of two Lombards by the Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1482, and their transportation involving eighty pairs of oxen, illustrates not only the logistical challenges of the era but also the advanced craftsmanship and the strategic importance of Eibar in armaments production.

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